The North American Ford Fusion, which is otherwise known by the code name CD338, is a mid-size car produced by the Ford Motor Company since the 2006 model year. It is built upon the Ford CD3 platform, of which the Mazda 6 is the best-known illustration. Manufacturing for the Fusion is taking place at Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping & Assembly plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, where the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ are also built. These three cars are all built at the same facility because they are all based on the same platform and were launched simultaneously into the market. Ford of course was long before planning their advertising strategy and they finally settled on a campaign for the United States and a different campaign for Canada. In the United States, the Fusion campaign is titled ‘Life in Drive’, while in Canada it is ‘Create a Reaction’.
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August 1, 2005 marks the first day of production for the first Ford Fusion. The launch of the Ford Fusion debuted Ford’s new three-bar grille design, which is expected to become the company’s trademark look for the rest of the decade. Production volume is projected at, more like hoped at, 160,000-200,000 per year. It turns out that these projections were not completely unrealistic as the U.S. sales in 2006 totaled 142,502 ‘ of course still shy of the low-end projection. Low sales may be partly due to tough competition. Fusion’s competitors are the Chevrolet Malibu, the larger Chevrolet Impala, the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima, the Mitsubishi Galant and the Pontiac G6. Perhaps the size of the car is not quite suited for the market. Car and Driver note that the car is actually similar in size to the first generation Ford Taurus rather than the Ford Tempo or the Ford Contour thus another example of car size inflation since the 1980s. Car Transport Estimates for the Ford Fusion are available on this page and to learn more about the Ford Fusion you can go here.
Most notably, all Seraphs were hand-built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England, which sadly stopped making Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, which was produced from 1998 to 2002, was first unveiled on March 3, 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car had a base price of a whopping $220,695 in the United States. It was second in cost and exclusivity only to the Rolls-Royce Corniche. The Silver Seraph replaced the Silver Spur, which ended production in 1997. The body was 65 percent stiffer than that of its predecessor. The Seraph was powered by a 5.4 L aluminum alloy BMW V12 engine and was operated via a 5-speed automatic transmission, making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III.
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The Rolls-Royce was identical on the outside to the contemporary Bentley Arnage, Except for the radiator grille, badges and wheels. The Seraph was known for its relatively limited acceleration but comfortable handling, in comparison to the Arnage. The Arnage had a twin turbocharged BMW V8 and firmer suspension. Nevertheless, the Seraph still had a top speed of 140 mph. It shared both its platform and body shell with the model. Standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control and anti-lock brakes. Inside, the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage were similar but quite divergent from one another. However, in both cars, the seats and dashboard were upholstered in Connolly leather, with dashboard trim and folding picnic trays for rear passengers faced with glossy burl walnut veneer. Now that is the way to eat your drive food takeout. A total of 1,570 Silver Seraphs were produced before the car was dropped from production. It was indirectly replaced by the Rolls-Royce Phantom in 2003. As of 2006, the Bentley Arnage is still being produced by Bentley if you want to get your hands on those airplane styled trays. Go here for more specs on the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. You can also receive instant car transport estimates for the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph.
Audi continues to push the envelope in term of attractiveness of their vehicles and in terms of performance. In 1980, Audi launched the Audi 200, a more luxurious version, which included a turbocharged model of 170 bhp. It was available in 200 5E or 200 5T for the UK market only. Drivers could indulge in a number of driving conveniences in this new model. The 5T or turbocharged model and the 5E model featured heated seats for those chilly nights, an electric sunroof for the beach goers, opening front quarter windows to feel the wind in your hair, cruise control for seamless driving, ski bag, green heat insulated glass and electric heated mirrors to ensure driving visibility was always top notch. The Audi 200 was available standard in three speed automatic and the only options listed in the brochure were a 5 speed manual transmission at no extra cost, air conditioning and leather seating.
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Drivers in the United States may recognize this vehicle as the 5000 Turbo. The C3 platform model succeeded the aforementioned Audi 200 in 1983. The 200 however continued in production as the up market variant with several versions of the 2.2l turbo 5 cylinder available in various markets over its life. It ranged in power outputs from 121kW (165 Bhp) MC engine, through the 136kW (180 Bhp) and 147kW (200 Bhp) versions. The final 162kW (220 Bhp) 20-valve 3B engine was available in 1990. The 200 20V was distinguishable by its flared front and rounded rear wheel arches as opposed to the flat type used for the rest of the 100-200 ranges. The MC turbo engine was thankfully available in the 100 as well for some markets. Nevertheless, the 200 is fun to drive and commands a second glance from passer by-errs. Audi once again upheld their standard of quality with this particular model. To learn more on the Audi go here. Use our car transport calculator to receive an estimate on the Audi 200.
The CX-7 features fully independent suspension, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with standard anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control. A choice is available of either front wheel drive or Mazda’s Active Torque-Split all wheel drive system. With the Active Torque-Split system, two computer-controlled magnetic clutches feed up to 50% of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels. The Mazda CX-7 is estimated to deliver over 23 mpg in combined driving, which is all right for a performance type SUV. The CX-7 is a mid-size crossover SUV model from Mazda, and is the production version of the MX-Crossport concept car. The CX-7 is being built in Hiroshima, Japan, which started in early 2006.The CX-7 was shown openly for the first time at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show in January and it didn’t take long for production to begin. Production officially started on February 20. It also quickly made it to the showrooms, as the CX-7 went on sale in spring 2006 as a 2007 model. It competes against the redesigned Honda CR-V, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mitsubishi Outlander, as well as newcomers such as the Acura RDX and the Ford Edge. Although, the Acura is really a little out of its reach.
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Nevertheless, the CX-7 is Mazda’s first mid-size SUV since the Navajo was discontinued in 1994 making this a pretty big deal and a case of sink or swim for the company. The CX-7 did receive an all-new platform instead of sharing the Ford platform used by the larger Mazda CX-9 crossovers as well as the Mazda6. It uses the front suspension of the Mazda MPV minivan, with the rear suspension from the Mazda5. Many of the all wheel drive components come from another Mazda model. Further, it shares its turbocharged engine with the Mazdaspeed6. Power for the CX-7 comes from the same 2.3 L straight-4 MZR engine used in the Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazdaspeed 6. It is tuned to produce 244 hp at 5000 RPM and 350 N•m of torque at a low 2500 rpm. Impressively, 99% of the maximum torque is available to 5000 rpm. For more details on the Mazda CX-7 go here. Use our auto shipping calculator to receive car transport estimates on the Mazda CX-7